1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Windows 7 vs. Linux With Sandy Bridge New Acceleration Architecture

Michael Larabel

Published on 13 July 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 3 - 9 Comments

When running Nexuiz at the five resolutions up to the HP EliteBook's native panel resolution, enabling "Sandy Bridge New Acceleration" had not boosted the Linux frame-rate at all, since it was not likely swap limited. The 8.15.10.2361 Windows driver now though is slightly faster than the Linux driver. At the 1280 x 1024 and 1400 x 1050 resolutions there was also an odd unexplained jump in performance, likely due to a driver bug or other regression. Such an odd jump was not encountered last time conducting Intel SNB Windows tests with a pre-8.15.10.2361 driver.

Intel's new Linux driver acceleration architecture did boost the OpenArena frame-rates. When SNA was enabled, the average frame-rate went up by an average of 26% across the five resolutions that were tested. The latest Windows driver still continued to slightly edge out the latest Linux code. With OpenArena, the Linux driver was now edging higher too at the 1280 x 1024 and 1400 x 1050 resolutions in an odd manner.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Scythe Mugen MAX
  2. Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E On Linux
  3. Intel 80GB 530 Series M.2 SSD On Linux
  4. With A New Motherboard, The Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Lights Up
Latest Linux Articles
  1. A Tour Of The New Phoronix Office
  2. 7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10
  3. Intel P-State vs. CPUFreq Benchmarks On The i7-5960X
  4. RadeonSI GLAMOR Benchmarks With X.Org Server 1.16
Latest Linux News
  1. X.Org Server 1.16.1 Released
  2. Mesa Gets Closer To Having OpenGL 4.0 Tessellation Support
  3. Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd
  4. F2FS Tools Gain FSCK Support
  5. FreeBSD 10.1 Has The New VT Driver, Hardware Improvements
  6. AntiMicro 2.6 Yields Greater Compatibility For Gamepads On Linux
  7. OpenGL 3.3 / GLSL 3.30 Lands For Intel Sandy Bridge On Mesa
  8. AMD's RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver Sees Some Improvements
  9. Mesa 10.3 Released With The Latest Open-Source GPU Driver Improvements
  10. GNOME 3.13.92 Officially Released
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. ASRock AM1H-ITX: One Of The Best AM1 Mini-ITX Motherboards
  2. Wasteland 2 Officially Launched Today, Including For Linux Gamers
  3. Can Linux kill a motherboard?
  4. X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far
  5. New stress testing utility for GPU's
  6. Stop grabbing my keyboard :(
  7. New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
  8. SSD seems slow